Terra Andina Carménère Rapel Valley Reserva 2008
"Made from the Carmenere grape, this decadent Chilean wine brandishes a violet-ruby robe along with the typical green olive, green pepper, and cigar ash aromatics associated with this varietal, but also showcases delicious notes of chocolate syrup, herbs, cherries, and blood oranges. Soft, round, and juicy on the palate, this punchy, fruit-forward wine is medium-bodied and ready to drink now. A virtual clarion call to all other Carmenere producers in South America, this rousing iteration from Terra Andina has set the bar for this varietal...90" Sonoma Wine Journal 1/10
Terra Andina combines the promise and innovation of new world winemaking with the tradition and passion of old world ideals. The resulting wines are as seductive in their fruit forward style as they are armonious in their balance.
Wonderful wine at a great price. This wine pairs perfectly with a variety of foods. It worked so well as a table wine that I am buying several cases of it for my upcoming wedding.
Carmenere is becoming my favorite inexpensive red, although this particular bottle was lacking note, thin in the mouth and a little too alcoholic on the finish.
My Rating 89. This is a well balanced elegant fruity wine with hint of oak and complex ripe fruit. The nose is also well balanced and elegant. Price abaout $ 10.-
One of the few wines I would buy a case of. Perfect balance.
External Reviews for Terra Andina Carménère Rapel Valley Reserva
The red wines start with the 2007 Carmenere Reserva, a pleasant, easy-going effort with aromas of coffee/mocha, blueberry, and plum. Ripe and round on the palate, it finishes with no hard edges. Drink it over the next three years. All of Terra Andina's wines are worthy of recommendation.
Bright, with a red fruit profile of raspberry and cherry layered with sweet fruitcake, spice and licorice notes. A bit obvious in style, but will have fans. Drink now.
The herbal notes beneath this winersquo;s ripe and opulent black fruit mark it as carmenegrave;re. Itrsquo;s big and intense, with a firm texture wrapped by chocolate tannins.
Attractive perfume of the spice box, balsamic, herbs, blackberry; ripe, plush, no hard edges.
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a bit more restrained. Blackcurrant and blackberry aromas lead to a slightly tannic wine with savory flavors and moderate depth. It could well evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. The red wines start with the 2007 Carmenere Reserva, a pleasant, easy-going effort with aromas of coffee/mocha, blueberry, and plum. Ripe and round on the palate, it finishes with no hard edges. Drink it over the next three years. Ripe and juicy, with mint, sweet spice and tasty mixed berry fruit that pushes along a briary edge. Drink now.Bright, with a red fruit profile of raspberry and cherry layered with sweet fruitcake, spice and licorice notes. A bit obvious in style, but will have fans. Drink now.